MapMuse Announces Release of 2013 Winter Season Maps and Accompanying iPhone App

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Maps Make Finding Winter Fun and Winter Services a Cinch

A screenshot from the Sledding Hills locator map.

A screenshot from the Sledding Hills locator map.

When there are so many wonderful activities to partake in, and maps to show you how to get there, you really have no excuse to stay cooped up at home.

MapMuse today announced the release of its 2013 Winter Fun and Winter Services maps, two collections of internet locators that connect consumers with winter-themed places, retailers, and services across North America. The Winter Fun maps plot the locations of topics such as Sledding Hills, Ice Rinks, and Ski Clubs, while the Winter Services maps cover Snow Removal Experts, Chimney Sweepers, Firewood for Sale, and more. iPhone owners can also download MapMuse’s Winter Fun Locator iPhone app, which maps recreational topics such as Dog-Sledding and Snowmobile Tours.

“We’re doing our best to eliminate the concept of ‘winter hibernation’ from American culture,” says MapMuse founder Mike Pilon. “When there are so many wonderful activities to partake in, and maps to show you how to get there, you really have no excuse to stay cooped up at home.” MapMuse’s Winter Maps are intended to serve as a more efficient alternative to finding local points of interest than by searching for them on a traditional search engine. Keying “winter” into Google will only yield results that have the word “winter” in their name. On MapMuse, however, it will yield hand-culled results that are thematically related to the winter season, regardless of what they’re named. “Think of it as searching by theme, rather than by keyword,” says Pilon.

A good amount of research goes into compiling the maps’ databases, which are updated as often as need be. Although most data work takes place in-house, business owners and enthusiastic users are also welcome to suggest edits to the maps. Users of the Winter Fun Locator iPhone App can also submit new locations, photos, and reviews directly from their mobile devices. All data is vetted by MapMuse for accuracy before going live.

The Winter Fun and Winter Services maps encompass the following topics:

Bobsled Tracks and Luge Tracks, Cross Country Skiing, Dog Sledding Tours and Adventures, Ice Fishing, Ice Hotels, Ice Skating Rinks, Polar Bear Plunges, Ski Clubs, Ski Resorts and Ski Areas, Ski Shops, Sledding Hills, Sleigh Rides, Snow Tubing, Snowmobile Dealers, Snowmobiling Rentals and Snowmobile Tours, Snowshoeing Clubs, Winter Festivals and Carnivals, Chimney Sweepers, Christmas Light Installers, Fireplace Retail and Fireplace Installation, Firewood For Sale, Snow Removal Services, and Wood Furnace Installation and Sale.

MapMuse is an internet and app development company based in Reston, Virginia. They have released thousands of locator maps over their decade-plus existence, including ones tailored to each season. For more information, please visit their official website.

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